IND vs AUS ODI: Ravichandran Ashwin preparing to capitalize on every opportunity

IND vs AUS: Ravichandran Ashwin preparing to capitalize on every opportunity
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Source- Twitter)
IND vs AUS ODI: Ravichandran Ashwin took 151 wickets in 111 ODIs. He has played only 2 ODIs in the last 6 years. Has not played ODI cricket since January 2021.

IND vs AUS ODI: The three-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played from September 22 and Team India has been announced for the first two ODI matches. For the first two matches, the Indian team will be captained by KL Rahul in place of Rohit Sharma and hitman Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, and Hardik Pandya have been rested. For this ODI series, spinner R Ashwin has returned to the ODI team after 21 months and captain Rohit Sharma explained why Ashwin was included in this team after a long time.

Experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has returned to Team India for the 3-match ODI series against Australia. Due to Axar Patel’s injury during the Asia Cup, the doors have opened for this 37-year-old spinner in the ODI team. The team management is confident that Akshar Patel will be fit before the World Cup. If this does not happen then Ashwin can be seen in the World Cup. Washington Sundar has also been selected for the team. That is also an option. He also played in the Asia Cup final.

Ravichandran Ashwin understands the urgency of the occasion and he does not want to leave any stone unturned in his preparation. According to a Cricbuzz report, Ashwin was recently seen practicing in the nets with the white ball at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Apart from this, he has to play a 50-over match in the local league of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) in Chennai on Tuesday. He will take the exam here before the ODI series.

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Ravichandran Ashwin returns to the ODI team after 21 months

Talking about R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma said that R Ashwin is playing Test cricket for India and he has a lot of experience. When he plays against Australia in this ODI series, we will determine where he stands. Let us tell you that Ashwin played his last ODI match for India on 21 January 2022 against South Africa.

Rohit Sharma said that bench strength is significant for us and hence we have a good opportunity to test our bench strength in the first two ODIs against Australia. He further said that it is also important for us that we have to keep the team environment good, calm, and stress-free before the World Cup. We try our best to feed everyone who is selected in the team. If we keep playing the same XI we will not be able to build bench strength. There are 11 matches to be played in the World Cup, so we have to keep this in mind.

Ajit Agarkar said that we hope that Akshar will be fit by the third ODI match. R Ashwin and Washington Sundar will be in the team for the third ODI, while Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav will also return to the team. Rohit Sharma said about Shreyas Iyer that he will be 99 percent fine.

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Will play ODI in Chennai before IND vs AUS ODI series

VAP Trophy One Day League is currently going on in Chennai. 37-year-old Ashwin has been a part of the 2011 World Champion Team India. He has experience of 113 ODI matches. He is set to take the field for the Tech Solutions MRPA team against the Young Stars at the SSN College Ground. He also took part in some three-day matches within the local league a few weeks ago.

Took tips from Sairaj Bahutule

“He wants to spend some time on the field and the 50-over game will provide him that opportunity,” a TNCA official said. He recently visited NCA for a routine fitness checkup and tips from spin bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule. He is determined to prepare himself for any and all challenges.”

Ashwin has played only two ODIs in the last six years

During the press conference after the announcement of the Indian team for the Australia series, Rohit Sharma was asked whether he was worried that R Ashwin has played only two ODIs in the last six years. In response, the captain stressed that there was no concern due to the off-spinner’s experience.

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 151 wickets in 111 ODIs.

Ravichandran Ashwin is determined to live up to the trust reposed by the captain, selectors, and team management. He played the last ODI match against South Africa in January 2022. He has taken 151 wickets in 111 ODI innings. The team selected against Australia has been instructed to assemble in Chandigarh on September 20 to prepare for the first ODI to be held on September 22. Ashwin will have to fly to Mohali immediately after the match.

Indian team for the first two matches

KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

Indian team for the third ODI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel*, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj.

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